Hospital Administrator

Jennifer CVPM, CVT

Hospital Administrator with Dr. Yurkon, Charley, Emmett and kitty Chewy

Jennifer has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She went to SUNY Delhi in the catskill mountains of New York for her veterinary technician degree. She has expanded her skill set to management for the last 15 years. She is one of very few certified veterinary practice managers and certified technicians. When she is not managing the hospital she loves spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, baking, reading, watching movies and just being outside. She is owned by a dog Zoom, 3 kitties Chewy, Stinger and Stella

Veterinary Technicians

Renee

Lead Veterinary Technician with her dog Astrid

Renee has been in veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician for over 20 years. Her passion is patient care and growing relationships with clients. She is currently working on getting her certification for veterinary technician. When she is not at Happy Tales she loves to golf with her dad and spend time with her niece and nephew or reading, listening to music and watching football. She is owned by her dog Astrid, and her 3 black kitties Gage, Bacchus and Caius.

Molly

Certified Veterinary Technician with Peyton (Happy Tales kitty)

Molly has been a Certified Veterinary Technician at Happy Tales for 3 years. She is a graduate from The Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh. She has inspiration to become specialized in feline/canine dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family and friends. She is owned by her Chihuahua Feta who she rescued from school.

Delaney

Certified Veterinary Technician with her dog Gigi

Delaney graduated veterinary technician school in 2020 at The Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh. She loves all animals and has always wanted to work in the veterinary field. She has been with the Happy Tales team since January of 2020. She is owned by her 2 dogs Gigi and Micah, 2 cats Bubblegum and Leo.

Alana

Certified Veterinary Technician

Alana graduated veterinary technician school in 2020 at The Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh. She has a passion for taking care of animals especially when they are in need. She is owned by her 5 dogs Thor, Loki, Toph, Naga and Boone as well as her 4 kitties Odin, Freya, Start and Princess Cookies. She recently adopted Boone and Princess Cookies.

Kayla

Veterinary Technician with her kitty Morty

Kayla has been with the Happy Tales team since August of last year. She has decided this is the field for her! She is planning on furthering her education and going to veterinary school. She enjoys spending time with her fiance Austin, spending time with family and watching UFC with friends. She is owned by 2 kitties Morty and Perry plus Addie her bunny.

Jody

Veterinary Technician with Saskia (Shenango Valley Animal Shelter pet)

Jody has been a veterinary technician for over 20 years. She is newer to the Happy Tales team and is thrilled to be on a team that is so innovative. When she is not at Happy Tales she is outside enjoying a motorcycle ride with her husband Mark or spending time with their grandchildren or cooking

Veterinary Assistants

Becca

Veterinary Assistant with her bunny Annie

Becca is a senior in high school at Mercer High School. She has been accepted into the pre-veterinary program at Youngstown State University to start this fall. She is our exotic extraordinaire. She loves all creatures! We can't wait for her to become a veterinarian.

Jenna

Veterinary Assistant

I am 2014 graduate of the University of Findlay where I studied animal science, equine business management, and western riding and training. I have also completed my MBA at the University of Findlay. I am now enrolled at Penn Foster to become a licensed veterinary technician. I currently live in Greenville with my husband, three cats, two horses, and dog. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy reading, riding horses, and spending time with my family.

Trevor

Veterinary Assistant with Maggie

Trevor is currently in undergraduate school at Slippery Rock University for theater and drama. He will be changing to Kent State University this fall to study pre-veterinary medicine. When he is not at Happy Tales he is spending time with his family and friends. We can't wait for him to grow in our field.

Grace

Veterinary Assistant with her kitty Oakley

Grace is a senior in high school at Mercer High School. She has been accepted into the massage school at Laurel Institute in Meadville to start this fall. She loves all animals. She works on her family's farm when not at school or at Happy Tales

Alexys

Veterinary Assistant with her kitty Patches

Alexys is a senior in high school at Sharpsville High School. She has been accepted into the pre-veterinary program at Youngstown State University this fall. She loves all animals! She will be graduating with high honors. We are very proud of her accomplishments.

Taylor

Veterinary Assistant with Pine the Ferret

Taylor is currently enrolled at Slippery Rock University with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner in obstetrics. When she is not at Happy Tales she is spending time with her family, boyfriend and friends. She is owned by her kitties.

Client Service Representatives

Tracy

Lead Client Service Representative

Tracy has been in veterinary medicine for over 20 years as a client service representative. She loves building relationships with clients and their pets. She is always willing to help. When she is not at Happy Tales she is spending time with her family and friends. Her daughter plays fast pitch softball and will be starting at Youngstown State University this fall. She is owned by her dog Zoey, 2 kitties Miley and Luna.

Lauren

Client Service Representative and Certified Veterinary Assistant

Lauren has been a Certified Veterinary Assistant for a few years now but really loves talking with clients and decided she wanted to assist in the front of the practice. She loves all animals but especially kitties and Boxers! She is owned by her own Boxer dog Lennox and two kitties inside Letty and Pete also 4 outside kitties Lelee, Snowball, Mr. Grey and Boo Boo. When she is not at Happy Tales she is spending time with her husband and children, taking walks with Lennox, volunteering for her children's activities. She is a huge Pittsburgh especially Steelers and Pirates!

Pam

Client Service Representative

Pam has been in veterinary medicine as a client service representative for over 20 years. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She is proud of her boys Steven who is a police officer and Greg who is going to electrician school and her daughter-in-law Alexa. She is owned by a handsome orange kitty Radar.

Rosanne

Client Service Representative

Rosanne has always wanted to be on the Happy Tales Team! Her dog Rooney is her biggest fan. She has worked several years in a dentist office. She enjoys spending time with her husband and Rooney.

Veterinary Students

Alivia

Student

Alivia is a junior at Clarion University studying Biology with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Leadership and a minor in Chemistry. She has a 3.96 GPA and is on track to graduate next spring. Alivia is involved with the Golden Eagle Marching Band Majorettes where she served as captain for two years and a member for three. She is also involved with Delta Zeta where she has gained many community service hours and leadership skills. Alivia volunteers at a local animal shelter in Clarion and performs research where she is testing ticks found in Clarion Borough area for Lyme Disease. Her favorite thing to do at the Vet’s office is staining cytology slides and her favorite animal is an otter.

Haley

Student

My name is Haley, and I joined the Happy Tales team in May 2020 after completing my first year of veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. I originally come from Western Massachusetts and am the proud puppy parent to my seven-year old Lab mix (Mocos) and recently acquired 8-month-old Golden Doodle (Archie). In my free time, I enjoy hiking, board games, reading, yoga, and snuggling the puppies. I am very excited to spend the summer learning from all the team here at Happy Tales, developing relationships with clients and patients, and exploring this charming corner of PA.

Taylor

Student

Taylor pictured with her boys, Oliver and Fletcher both adopted from Baker Animal Hospital. I was born and have lived in Sharpsville my entire life. I was a graduate of Sharpsville High School and have a bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I was previously a manager at Avalon Golf Course & Country Club before beginning my career at Baker Animal Hospital. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, attending sporting events and vacationing! I am still living in Sharpsville with my two kittens Oliver and Fletcher. Taylor is off to veterinary school at Colorado State University!